"The Story of the Hurricane"
"Here comes the story of the Hurricane, The man authorities came to blame, For something that he never done. Put in a prison cell, but one time he could-a been the champion of the world." Those are lyrics from a song by Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan made this song to give justice to the man known as Rubin "The Hurricane" Carter. This song explains the trials and tribulations of Rubin's life. In this paper I this paper I hope to explain the story of Rubin Carter and his ups and downs in life. Rubin Carter was born in Clifton, New Jersey (apbspeakers.com p1). When Rubin was a young man he was teased. He was teased due to a speech impediment that he had. The only way Rubin knew how to deal with this was to fight. Carter had to get out of that kind of atmosphere, so he enlisted in the United States army.
It was there where he learned how to box. Carter became The European Welterweight Champion two years in a row. This was the first thing he really excelled in. Rubin began his professional boxing career in 1961 (apbspeaker p1). Carter was know for knocking out his opponents in the first round with his vicious left hook. Carter soon became known as "the Hurricane."
All of his glory came to a screeching hault in 1966. Rubin Carter and a teenager named John Artis were arrested for the murders of three people in a New Jersey bar. They were convicted and sentenced to three life terms in prison.
The electric chair was sought to be the way for Rubin and Artis to go. They both kept their innocence and weren't sent to the electric chair. While Carter was in jail he published...